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by Aussie81Interstate
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Mt. Vesuvius under the seat!
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Mt. Vesuvius under the seat!

If the diode is no good - then you will not be able to start the bike - unless you bypass this circuit. The purpose of this circuit is to disable the start procedure if you try to start the bike whilst "in gear". The associated wiring from the solenoid connection is also an issue - but I'm no electr...
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Mt. Vesuvius under the seat!
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Mt. Vesuvius under the seat!

The wires - probably the clutch safety circuit... and the solenoid wiring is toast. That's where your problem lies - you let the magic smoke out...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: "Barn Find" Woes
Replies: 13
Views: 516

Re: "Barn Find" Woes

If you are comfortable with your abilities - then I would possibly look at cleaning the carbs yourself - at least that only costs you the time it takes to pull/clean /reinstall them, but the tank needs some cleaning first by the sound of it, no good in cleaning them and pumping crap back into them..
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 44
Views: 2103

Re: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire

Thanks WingAdmin,

I was wondering how you would like the tyre, and appreciate your eloquent comments... :)
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch

Probably just a leftover from the old oil.. If you can pull the clutch and zip tie it back to the handlebar, then start the bike and let it run "in gear" on the centrestand. Do that a few times and possibly change the oil again - it will loosen up - the plates have probably got some sludge build up ...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: "Barn Find" Woes
Replies: 13
Views: 516

Re: "Barn Find" Woes

That petrol tank looks really nasty at the filler cap. I hope it is not the same inside - as it looks pretty crusty. You definitely need to run a fuel filter to stop any sediment and fine rust particles from entering the carbs. But glad to hear it is running - so now it is only maintenance to bring ...
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: "Barn Find" Woes
Replies: 13
Views: 516

Re: "Barn Find" Woes

That's a good result so far, keep turning the motor over by hand - but I would still lubricate the cylinders with oil or fluid in them - just to wash or clear any small debris up the cylinder walls. Might be worthwhile checking all your ground points on the bike - particularly for the starter to mak...
by Aussie81Interstate
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: new to forum and just bought a 80 GL1100
Replies: 17
Views: 391

Re: new to forum and just bought a 80 GL1100

For question 3 - follow your wiring backwards from each light and make sure you have a good ground connection - that is more than likely what is happening.. If you have corroded connections make sure to clean them up - this should solve this issue.

Welcome :)
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 44
Views: 2103

Re: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire

I've run my Valkyrie with a car tyre for the last 1800 kms, and I am happy with how my bike handles.

As WingAdmin says it feels different.

I will be interested in his observations a bit further down the road..:)
by Aussie81Interstate
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: "Barn Find" Woes
Replies: 13
Views: 516

Re: "Barn Find" Woes

I think you have purchased a project. You will need some patience and time to see if it is going to be a goer or non goer. I would start by plugs out and if you have access to an endoscope camera - look into the spark plug holes and check the cylinders out.. If not then pour a little bit of kerosene...
by Aussie81Interstate
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: time to replace the tire
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: time to replace the tire

18th week of 2016 - so not that old - but as mentioned - probably time to get another one - if you want some form of comfort in knowing a new one will give you peace of mind.. cheers (posted from a guy that was running an 8 year old tyre on a valkyrie- replaced with a darkside car tyre) - and did ha...
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: time to replace the tire
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: time to replace the tire

Probably OK to extract the nail and insert an internal patch. But look closely at that crack - how old is the tyre ??
by Aussie81Interstate
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Fuses keep blowing?
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Fuses keep blowing?

Saw something similar in a house a long time ago, instead of a piece of fuse wire in the circuit - there was a 4 inch nail routed thought the fuse - it was replaced very shortly after.

:D
by Aussie81Interstate
Wed May 30, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How to Clean Carburetors 1982 GL1100
Replies: 59
Views: 2547

Re: How to Clean Carburetors 1982 GL1100

Damn,

I was really liking to see the original title. :D
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon May 28, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1999 Goldwing SE battery fail
Replies: 22
Views: 690

Re: 1999 Goldwing SE battery fail

I would check the alternator output and monitor the battery voltage - to see if it is charging. Or you could have an electrical short which is draining the battery.
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun May 27, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How to Clean Carburetors 1982 GL1100
Replies: 59
Views: 2547

Re: How to Clean Carburetors 1982 GL1100

The four hole washer is for your fuel tap...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun May 20, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trying the Dark side :)
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Trying the Dark side :)

No sliding or even any hint - so far :D
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun May 20, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1989 GL1500 Aspencade cooling fans not coming on when hot
Replies: 12
Views: 521

Re: 1989 GL1500 Aspencade cooling fans not coming on when hot

Ground the fans directly, that will confirm they are not burnt out.

Then the thermostatic switch can be tested - between the two you will find your answer.
by Aussie81Interstate
Sat May 19, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trying the Dark side :)
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Trying the Dark side :)

As the title suggests I am giving the Dark side a try to see if I like it. The rear tyre on my Valkyrie was 8 years old and on the last few occasions when maybe pushing moderately hard the rear was tending to slide out in corners. Checked the rear tyre and discovered it was 8 years old - I have pers...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sat May 19, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Valkyrie Rear Shock absorber bushes
Replies: 0
Views: 165

Valkyrie Rear Shock absorber bushes

Hi guys, When I had my rear tyre replaced recently the mechanic mentioned I needed new shock absorber bushes on both rear shocks - he showed me one of them, but he didn't have the replacement parts. I ordered the 4 bushes from Honda - $20.85 for 4. Just replaced them this morning and used some red r...
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue May 08, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 432
Views: 19167

Re: What's Happening Today?

Been travelling for a few weeks for work, and have come to the conclusion I need a new rear tyre on the Valkyrie. Rang a few motorcycle local dealers yesterday, to see if they could get the tyre changed for me and also if they would swap it to a car tyre. Of the 3 I called - one took three minutes t...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sat May 05, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 91 aspencade heavy front dive on forks when braking
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: 91 aspencade heavy front dive on forks when braking

You may not see any oil leakage as all the oil could have come out over time. Grab the front brake and push the bike down, is it hard or soft to do this - also if it is too soft I would try adding some oil first. But does sound like your forks need to be overhauled - may as well do seals and check t...
by Aussie81Interstate
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: This is why we don't neglect proper footwear
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

Re: This is why we don't neglect proper footwear

Very prickly situation as well - needless to say...
by Aussie81Interstate
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing Fork brace Installation
Replies: 16
Views: 464

Re: Blackwing Fork brace Installtion

When I had my 1988 GL1500 the ride was excellent when you got moving at any speed, but the initial start moving was always impacted by a bit of wheel wobble when you started off. After research then purchase and installation of a second hand Blackwing superbrace the difference was immediate with a m...
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Nasty spark plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Nasty spark plugs

An awful lot of "Rusty water" - does not sound good for your motor. Have you replaced the head gasket on that side recently - if so it may not be doing its job - you should re-inspect the head gasket and see if it needs to be replaced or discover why the cylinder had that amount of "rusty water" imho.